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St. John's Lutheran Rubbish Rustlers

Around the year 2004, St. John's decided to become a part of the Adopt-A-Highway Program with the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

The agreement is to pick up litter along Lady's Island Drive, from Rue Du Bose to the McTeer Bridge 12 times a year - once a month.

Mike Masters started the group and named it "Rubbish Rustlers." Then Hank Cuthbert handled it for several years. The program was stopped when construction started on the new lanes on McTeer Bridge and widening of Lady's Island Drive.

With the McTeer Bridge and road construction on Lady's Island Drive now complete, St. John's Lutheran has renewed our earlier agreement to take part in the Adopt-A-Highway Program with the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Larry Roane is in charge now.

We will be picking up the trash the second Saturday of each odd month at 8:30 AM.

General Questions:

About how long does it normally take?
............. This depends on the number of people working and how much trash is out there. It has taken anywhere from 1 1/2 to 3 hours.

What do we need to bring?
............. Vests, and tongs or grabbers will be furnished. Highly recommend that each person bring their own gloves.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped in 2018!

Here are our Rubbish Rustling days for 2019

January 12, 2019       March 9, 2019       May 11, 2019       July 13, 2019       September 14, 2019       November 9, 2019

Please mark your calendars now and do consider helping to keep our environment clean.


RUBBISH RUSTLING DAY - May 11, 2019 - Thanks to each and every one of you for your help in May. A total of 12 bags of rubbish was collected. The following people helped: Mike & Helen Masters, Rhoda Moore, Jim Palmer, Larry Roane, and Carol Ruff. The Lutheran Men in Mission were greatly appreciated for joining the rubbish collection.

RUBBISH RUSTLING DAY - January 12, 2019 - The Rubbish Rustlers were out this morning with a total of 16 bags of litter collected. The following people participated: Arno Moellenhoff, Jim Palmer, Mike & Helen Masters, Gene Pfister, Denny Burnette, Rhoda Moore, and Larry Roane.

Here are some pictures of our Rubbish Rustlers and the rubbish they picked up.

Please contact Larry Roane with any questions or to volunteer.

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